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Again child death, questions about infrastructure

Siliguri : Another child died of fever and shortness of breath at North Bengal Medical College. The four-month-old baby died at North Bengal Medical College on Thursday morning. The child named Manu Shaw, a resident of Siliguri’s Pradhannagar area, was admitted two days ago. It is alleged that at least 5 children have died of fever in the last 10 days at North Bengal Medical College. The family claimed that one of the children died on the hospital premises after being discharged from the hospital.  However, the hospital authorities claimed that the death of two children on this day was due to shortness of breath. North Bengal Medical Superintendent Sanjay Mallick said, “The baby died this morning with fever and shortness of breath. He was admitted to North Bengal Medical College two days ago. The superintendent said that the corona test report was negative.

Infant mortality due to fever, shortness of breath and illness with those symptoms are increasing.  According to a hospital source, several children from Jalpaiguri district hospital have been referred to North Bengal Medical College in critical condition due to fever and shortness of breath. Many of the children who come for outpatient treatment are also being admitted to the hospital. But the North Bengal Medical, Siliguri hospital has a lack of infrastructure, sometimes even a shortage of medicines. Some of the doctors complained that there is a risk of lack of proper service. The biggest problem is that there are not enough baby masks in the hospital and the patient’s family is being asked to buy them.

According to some doctors at Siliguri Hospital and Medical College, there is often a shortage of equipment or medicines. But the authorities are trying to supply him as usual. If not, some things have to be bought and brought to the patient’s family. Drugs such as IVIG, albumin vancomycin and injections are now needed to treat sick children. The prices of all these life-saving medicines are also high. Sometimes there is a shortage of all those medicines. Having to wait a few days to be delivered. That is why the patient’s family has to be asked to buy it.

Having nebulizer equipment is not enough. There is no pediatric ventilator. As a result, some doctors fear that if the number of children in crisis increases, problems will be created. The hospital superintendent of North Bengal Medical said, “There is no problem in the supply of medicines yet. There are no medicines, but they are being bought locally if needed. ”The Siliguri district hospital authorities, however, did not want to acknowledge the problem. Two days ago, Sushant Roy, OSD and Public Health Officer in charge of North Bengal, said that baby masks and pediatric ventilators would be introduced soon.

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